Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following English text?
“Though Ashenden knew very well that no letter would ever come for her he had not the heart to keep her on tenterhooks.”
to keep her on tenterhooks = to be in a state of anxiety or suspense = be like a cat on hot brick
Thank you for your efforts.
Keep her in suspense.